Honey, this is getting out of control . . .
The second Soul Shapers workshop ended yesterday and already class members are sharing articles, stories, songs, and video clips that they are seeing in a new way — like this Verizon commercial. As you watch it think about the ways it taps into choice theory concepts.
How many choice theory ideas did you see or hear?
+ It really captured how the preferences of adults can shape a kid. And so much of it is about little stuff that adds up over time.
+ It captured the subtle ways that adults seek to control children.
+ It made a point about how little time adults spend listening to, and the supporting, what their children are really interested in.
What did I miss? What choice theory points did you see the clip bring out?
Ok, since we’re looking at clips, and since we are looking at creative commercial clips, here’s one that class members used to teach a piece of The Chart during Soul Shapers 1. A girl, feeling like she is being left behind by her friends, fakes her period and then is surprised by her mother’s response. Pretty hilarious. But also instructive when it comes to the “steering wheel-like” nature of our quality world.
It’s amazing what comes to the fore during choice theory trainings. Gotta love it.